11/12/2014 11:40 EST | Updated 01/12/2015 05:59 EST

Christmas Cookie Recipe: Making Caramel Peanut Butter Rocks For The Holidays

This Nov. 3, 2014 photo shows caramel peanut butter rocks in Concord, N.H. When it comes to holiday cookies, everything depends on the recipe and a few simple techniques. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This cookie was all about packing an outrageous number of peanuts into one small, but so-very-delicious package. Inspired by the NutRageous bar, these drop cookies combine peanut butter, whole peanuts, chocolate and caramel into salty-sweet morsels you will find dangerously addictive.



Start to finish: 30 minutes

Makes 3 dozen

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup salted peanuts

1 cup caramel filled chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 375 F. Line 2 baking sheets with kitchen parchment or coat them with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown sugar and egg. Mix just until you have a thick paste. Gently stir in the peanuts and chocolate chips. Scoop by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 1/2 inches between them. Bake for 10 minutes, or just until set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition information per serving: 110 calories; 60 calories from fat (55 per cent of total calories); 7 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 3 g protein; 40 mg sodium.


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